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THE BARRE " DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT.. MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1920.
BARRE DAILY-TIMES MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1920. Puhlifhw! Every Week-Dsr Afternoon b THE BARRE DAILY TIMES. INC. Frank . Langlqr, Publisher Knterwi t tbe Postoffice t Brr iecond Clui Mail Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES On yr by mil .'...18.69 Thre montht by mail H.M On month by mail SO mdU Sinarl copy.. t cant All aubscriptipna eaab In advanta. that there is nothing objectionable in him even though in the next breath it seems to try to build up an inde finable antagonism to the benefit of Mr. Dale. THE MEMBER OV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tha AMOclatad Prm I uluaivalr entitled ta tha un for republication af all newt dt ntcha credited to it ar nat etberwiae crad itad in thi papar, and alas tha local liawa puoiiantd Uiinu. New Hampshire's gain in population is just about enough to say so. Wish Vermont was assured of as much. The incidents near Lake Dunmore last Thursday night indicate that rum and revolvers make a might poor com bination and that they must !e sep arated by court action if necessary. - v ermont s gou cnampion is again a New Yorker, but the prospects are that he was not up against the best there is in Vermont. The annual state golf crfampionehip, for some reason, is not attracting a wide field of players It Li a dull day in the news innrkct when the space writer gets a ktory on the front page telling how President Wilson gave three boys a "lift" in his automobile while the boys were on their way home from thev twimmin' hole. The editor must have been tear ing his hair for want of a really good news story. Just what happened to Pres. Des chanel of France when he ws report ed to have fallen out of a train win dow some months ago may go down in history as one of the famous mjs tenes like "Who struck Bill Patter son! or "How old is Anne!" About the only inside information which the French public is permitted to know is that Pres. Deschanel is incapacitated for his office and may be succeeded by someone else. Possibly the secret w 11 come out later. BAXKS AND THE P0VZI CASE. The statement by Bank Commis sioner Allen of Massachusetts that no banks in New England besides the two in Boston already closed by his order are affected by the Pcna' financial furor should serve to reassure any timid people who hstve money deposited or invested in tbs banks of New England. It is. not eft en tnat a bank lends itseit to cucii a scheme as that of Ponzi even in an ever so remote capacity because a bank ia as chary of its reputation for conservative action as a conscientious citizen is of his personal repute in a community. To have it known that a bank is associated with a financial scheme of doubtful stability .nnd uncer tain antecedents is a bad thing for that bank because it tends to alienate con fidence. Few bank officials are willing to become tied up to such manipula tions inasmuch as word of such affili ation will Spread like wildfire and have a tendency to cause a run on the bank. Moreover, the Ponzi meth od is against all tenets maintained by a banking institution conducted by ex-1 perienced banking officials; it violates the cardinal rules of banking. There fore, depositors who may have felt any uneasiness over the things uncov ered in connection with Ponsi's manip ulations should take courage from their own reasoning as well as flow the statement of Bank Commissioner Allen. CURRENT COMMENT The Barre Times breaks into an un Usually long editorial in defense of John W. Gordon, in reply to mention of Mr. Gordon s name in connection with labor and the Democratic party in this paper. Mr. Gordon, himself, also uses many words to make reply. It was not realized that a casual sum marization of all congressional candi dates in a single sentence would cause suUi consternation in Barre. If this paper ;nade any misstatement of facts in saying- that Mr. Gordon is Vcloely associated wk.li labor," and Mr. Gordon is not so associated, then it is de sired to make a retraction, but 'neither the Barre contemporary, nor Mr. Gor don himself make a denial. Mr. Gor don merely says he is not "too" close ly associated, and ffhe Times sy "it is not an accurate portrayal to infer that he was a partisan of the labor cause," but neither deny that he is tt j , t a . -associaiea witn iatxr. ' And suppose that Mr. Gordon is so associated. Is that any crime! Abler men ihau Gordon deem it an honor to claim suih association. This paper recognizes much that is good and beneficial to every one in "labor," as we have come to speak of organized labor, and because it is generally talked and supposed that Mr. Gordon's tendencies 1-an more strongly toward labor than thoise of bis opponents who seek the same off it is not understood why he should oh ject to the statement originally mm! After all is said and done are not the words of The Times and of Gordon sort of a camouflage to make his can didacy appear palatable to those wl oppose organized labor, while it quietly passed along among the labor leaders and most strongly organized labor influences that "Gordon is th man ! u e do not consider Gordon a one issue man and but for the hon est belief that Dale is a much letter qualified man because of his expe ence, could support such a man cordon. But this attempt to hodgi it not particularly commendablo. Gordon associated with labor to siieh degree that he is labor's candidate or is he not? If he is so associiW is it any dishonor to Gordon, or to la bor! Barton Monitor. There was no desire on the part of The Times to "hedge about" but to correct an impression whirh the eon temporary seems to hare fastened on fte mind that Mr. Gordon is danger cus simply because in his broad mind d analysis of world conditions be en deavored to secure some measure of justice to the laboring people. A . . t . . . " oi lan, .nr. uoroon is not an advocate of labor's cause to the txc. ion of other considerations; what he Be done in behalf of labor (and it is fenerally agreed that he has done oti iderablet has been performed irar.!y Because n was endeavoring to g..e ts labor that which wa its due. There he been do attempt on o'ir part, nor OB the part of Mr. Gordon, ta tar as we know, to spread a "sort of rnj'.-i a i . , HjiT j ma? ni canaiflacy appear palatable to the who oppoao orpan- ie4 labor." Hia arts in behalf nf a. " nfm lewd ia me suirBtrt p of the man simply to show that be was not a man of a sirgle usutf or a single idea, but thst b hj r-ad I'nr.an sympathies, imt restrirtH hv 4n or othr eons -deration. Tf John Jrd-Mi gnes to Orrr he will ba a TTie rpre7jtive cf the -r,nJ i. TKt and of the Mate of rra-.rr r, lewed by ! jr:fd with om-B.n; ie;3e rarrow rijJ i s.ioe. Vo- f, we are rld to tst the larva nor.trr,jvcrsry rrn" thit j is. OorJ'.n u act a ote-u'-j n;ui an ' The Bagpipes in War. Most people suppose that the bag pipe is as much an anachronism under actual service conditions to-day as is the harper and the bard. The skirling pipes produce smiles when heard in the streets of peaceful cities and are com monly rated merely as picturesque sur vivais oi a long age. let it seems that in the World War, after the short age of men had been corrected early in 1915, the pipers played the com panies into action manv times. One piper, belonging to the Scottish Bor derers, won the V. C. by standing on a parapet durintr a eas attack at Loos and "piping his battalion to gether" with "Blue Bonnets Over the Border." A - recent investigator has collected the' names of 150 baeDipers wno performed individual feats of hero ism and' shows that during three full yeara of war the pipers played their historic role in the fighting lines. For centuries wherever Scottish regiments have ftught their pipes hae gone with mem. ine riper ot uuatre Bras" is one of the figures in Scottish military nistory, and Scotchmen have often re sented the action of Wolfe at Quebec In silencing -contemptuously the pipes ot the fraser Highlanders. The pipers tuemselves have sometimes been dis uuiniui oi mere drummers." and a story is told of a piper in a Highland regiment exclaiming to his captain .c: .11 otr, rk&u a nine rascal that beats a sheepskin take the right hand of me that am a musician!" The complete story ot the pipes in the last war re buts the statement of Sir Eyre C'oote, who called them "a useless relic of the barbarous age." Many a Scottfish soldier responds to the throb of the pipe as never to the bugle and the cheer Boston Herald. "Some things in this world have to be jumped over, not climbed over." Cut in cool curves for neck and arms. Modeled for freedom, shaped to the figure. The material worthy of the work and both worthy of your confi dence. Also two-piece garments. Madras, plain or striped. Silk and cotton, mer cerized cotton. Jap silk, prices from 90c to $3.50. Boys' Athletic Gar ments, 90c. Men's Athletic Gar ments, $1.00. MEN'S SUITS A few Palm Beach Suits left, now only $16.00, and a few regu lar suits, $26.50, $32.50 and up to $47.50 all marked down. Some of the new Fall styles are here. Better see them before you buyl The Simple Truth Mathematics is an exact science; the multiplication table still func tions ; "50 per cent profits in 45 days" becomes a haunting echo ; specula tors rub their eyes. We must learn again the simple truths ; banking conducted in a safe, legitimate and ethical manner means the handling of large quantities of money or credit on a very small margin of profit. Solid banking institutions do not spring up over night ; their growth is slow; they must first get firmly rooted in the soil of public confidence and then they gradually grow and branch out as the need for their service be comes evident. Things endure in proportion to the time required to create them; truth is everlasting, but still we persist after the experience of centuries, in disregarding its simple warnings. People who entrust their money to this bank will get a fair return on the same; they may have their money any minute they want it, and they will also get the best service that we know how to give. We are grow ing rapidly, thanks to the co-operation of those who believe in us, but we would rather never handle another dollar of the public's money than depart from what we believeto be safe banking principles. The Peoples National Bank 4 Per Cent The Only National Bank in Barre 4 Per Cent SEE SEES Every Home Should Have One a savings account book whose happy pages record not only considerable money saved and drawing interest twice a year, but also a persistence of efforts to be proud of! Deposit every pay day. We will help you to save SAFELY. QUARRY SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST CO. 4 BEN A .EASTMAN, Trm. H.J.M.J0NES.V.Pm. C.M.WILU5T, DIRECTORS: Ba A. EMtmin J. U. Beutwall W. G. Rvnolds H. F. Cutlet CUScott fLJ.H. loam B. W. Hooks O.SL Jsetaw RECLAIM THE FARMS. to in F. H. Rogers & Company CABOT ' Don't forget the dates, August '18 and 10, Wednesday and Thursday eve nings of old home week, Cabot Drama tic rlub will present, under the auspice or the Good Templars, at the Cabot G T. hall, a clean comedy of mystery, entitled "And Billy Disappeared." One half the proceeds are to be given to wards completing the young people's department of the village library. Re serve seat tickets are on sale at Rog- er & turner s store. . Hundreds of Homesteads Going Waste Need Attention. A tour through Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties will reveal thou sands of acres of arm land produc ing little or nothing. Many big tracts can be bought at small prices per acre for the reason that the soil is poor. lacks fertility, and 4n consequence, its present condition, it will not bear the burden of high prices. Much of this land is wild not primevally so, but allowed to go back to waste and brush after once being under the plow. Much of it is a mass of weeds and thistles, where once flourished good grain crops, fields of ay and corn or pasturage for cattle. Tha real reason for this state of affairs is that the soil, once teeming with fertility, has been systematically robbed. In the old days of pioneering, land was very cheap and methods of cultivation so as to retain the produc tive abilities were not generally under stood. Particularly in districts of 'light soil," sand and gravel, in the course of a period of years tha crops gTew steadily less, until It scarcely paid to till the acres. To-day wej have hundreds of poor dowa-at-the-heel homesteads, thousands of acres of land that does not return the taxes upon it. Yet we annually spend millions on reclamation projects in deserts and waste places at the far corners of the country far from markets, far from towns, where settlers must build up and provide themselves with all the conveniences of life, the means of edu cation, churches, and so on. In the meantine, we have here at our door an immense reclamation possibility, the rehabilitation of these farms, ready fenced, close to towns, not far from good highways, handy to markets. schools and churches. And very little is being done in a definite way to bring back the robbed farm to its old pros perous condition. What is being accomplished is most ly the resutl of two fatcors high cost of living and the county farm agent or Dureau. rive yeare ago we were conducting a weighty argument to prove that the farm bureau is an ex cellent institution. Once it wss estab lished the argument ceased because it ceased to be necessary. Tha farm agent proved himself all through tbe state. Better crops, more contented farmers, better farm homes are th re sult. The farm agent is teaching the own ers of run-down farms how to get them back in shap, either by direct help or by force of example on the ' farms of neighbors. The simple plaji of crop rotation has been one means; commercial fertilizers another, under standing of humus another. The poor farm is becoming the rich farmbut not as far a it should do so. Some day w will have seen the last of rail fences and stump hedges not onlv because wood is too valuable for that use, but because the space the barrier take up is also too valuable to be wasted. At that time we will probably have witnessed also the disappearance of the "fallow field, run waste with burdock and ssnd-bur and mullein stalks- The impoverished field will be counted then an economic sin. But now we have this tremendous reclamation program on our hands, a reclamation that is ss immense in its scope as any desert project and right here at hom. Pontiac, Mich., Daily Press. Greek Policy in Thrace. Aotnmg better can be wished for Greek administration in eastern Thrace than that it may be a ue cessful s the military occupation of the territory. The little campaign will probably be finished this week. It has proceeded without a check, and with hardly more than a show of re sistance, the Turks almost everywhere laying down their arms without at tempting to fight. They could not prudently do anything else. With Ad rianople, Kuleli-Burgaa, Kirk-Kiliiset, Lule Burgas, Rodoeto and the rajlwsy in the hands of the Greeks, and Con stantinople held by th British, the Turks were so surrounded that thev could save their lives only v sur render. If the gan-ison of Adrianople was unable to hold the citadel, there was no hope for the small insurgent bands elsewhere, their compatriots un der Mustapha Kemal having boen driv en even from the eastern shores of the straits by the Greek expedition from Smyrna. And the Turkish peas entry may have been more than willing to accept treek rule for the sake of peace. It is now by their upbuilding of just and peaceful administrst hn that the Greeks hav to prove their worth iness of the Thracian trust, Thoy will do this if they carry into effect the pol icy declared by the Venizelos govtra- ment. It is the policy of economic prosperity for all, putting away the thought of vengesnce for the eeit tire of Geek property and the depor- ation of the owners, and making the country fit to live in, not only frr the Greeks, but also for the Turki.li and other inhabitants. If the Greek ad ministrators let the Moslems hate re- igious freedom and assist in the main tenance of the mosques and Turkish school, Foreign Minister Politis proniie, half the peace battle will be won. o doubt, as he savs. recontrnc- ion is s hupe task, involving as it does the problems of bousing, roads, port and forests, in tbe track of war rd Turkish devstation. but i: xt- nrance mill redound to the Vonor of reee an1 insure the hspr-m.- of Thrace. Ax.rx-in rcir .H tr.t.iA. the invitation to tke a hind in i port deelptnert at the Tirseus r.t' sloniki. There irar he furtVr ,rk KsvJa and IVdeacitch. Grce-e is growicj tstion. Btoa Her'l Preparedness. In order to have life insurance when needed, it has to be taken when appar enly it i not needed, Moral: Insure while insurable. National Life Ins. Co. (Mutual). S. S. Ballard, general agent, Rialto block, Montpelier, Vt. DEAD MONEY AND LIVE Money stored away at home is dead. Money deposited in the, bank is alive. The only kind of money that grows is live money. Every minute that it lies in the bank it is aiding you in the in crease of your prosperity. The First National Bank of Montpelier Established in 1365 A Good Bank in a Good Town Capital Savings Bank and Trust Co. Montpelier, Vt To Depositors: Safety of principal is more to be desired than high rates of interest. Some of our invest ments: $440,000 U. S. Liberty and Victory Bonds 30,000 State of Ver mont Bonds $75,000 City of Mont pelier Notes 4 Per Cent Paid on Savings Deposits Banking by Mail Safe and Satisfactory Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montpelier, Vt. " ' NINETY-THIRD YEAR ,7 Premium Note Capital and Assets $ 12,707,608.59 Insurance in Force 119,521,431.00 ' Important Factors in the Management of This Company It insures all classes of insurable property at the lowest possible rates, consistent with safety. It holds all Assets, including advance premiums, to best safeguard the welfare of policy .wid ens against ary extraordinary emergency. It practices prompt and equitable adjustment and payment of all honest losses. It extends to policy holders, in all matters in which they are interested as insurers, fair and courteous treatment. Policies Written Under Mutual or Paid-Up Plan at Actual Cost-No Profit Consider this, fact when placing your Automobile Fire Insurance. Rates on Automobiles have recently been reduced one-half. If seeking insurance, see our Local Agents. McAllister & Kent Agents for Barre, Berlin and Orange GEO. L. BLAXCHARD, Pres. FRANK X. SMITH. Treasurer Ladies' Low Shoes August Sale Men's Low Shoes T 11111 III. f ' II mm M a a, w-m i All Men's and Ladies' Low Shoes and In this Sale (Except White) Pumps $10.00 and $12.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now $s.95 $ 8.00 and $ 9.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now .: 6.95 $ 7.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now 5.95 $ 6.00 LOW SHOES and PUMPS, now 4.95 These are all new goods this season. Come early while we have your size. If you have a small foot look on our bargain table. Rogers' Walk-Over Boot Shop Elfetncal Aids forTthejup-to'-date hostess or the after theater fclte, the hasty lunch 0 day use, electric table cookery nas become a all the rage. Of course, you cannot take advantage of these popular conveniences unless your home h unrii. Call and See Us. Barre Electric Co. Tel. 98 Montpelier Electric Co. Tel. 26 vet Art Squares and Rugs Just arrived a large and new assortment of Tapestry, Axminster and Wiltons. Prices range from $22.50 to $105.00. The pre-war quality. Also a new lot of Portiers and Couch Covers. See our windows, then let us f how you, A. W. Badger & Co. A NEW AND UP-TO-DATE AUTO AMBULANCE